Docked Carnival Cruise Ship
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Carnival Corporation has announced that a new WiFi service is rolling out and it’s expected to be the best in the cruise industry.

A new WiFi service is being rolled out by the Carnival Corporation and they have made a bold statement that it is expected to be the best in the industry. The company is launching MedallionNet which will feature exceptional speeds and bandwidth, pervasive stateroom signal strength and unprecedented service consistency.

John Padgett, chief experience and innovation officer for Carnival Corporation, said:

“Staying connected is inextricably linked to our daily life experiences and that now extends to the vacation experience, even when sailing in the middle of the sea.”

“MedallionNet will set the new standard for Wi-Fi service at sea and we look forward to rolling it out to our guests. Our top priority is doing everything we can to exceed guest expectations, and by listening closely to our guests, we know Wi-Fi connectivity is important to many of our guests.  For guests who want to disconnect, they are free to do so. But for those who want to stay connected, MedallionNet will make it easy for them – and that includes being able to easily send photos, videos and messages letting everyone know they are having a fabulous vacation.”

The new WiFi service is enabled by SES Networks and it’s set to change the connection experience aboard Carnival owned cruise brands including Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Costa Cruises, P&O Cruises and Cunard Line.

The technology behind MedallionNet is impressive and for those tech-savvy readers here’s what you want to know:

The service leverages multi-band antennas uniquely configured in an innovative shipboard formation to minimize any potential impact to guest connectivity due to seasonal weather or ship positioning, and it fuses multi-orbit satellite bandwidth to deliver a truly immersive guest connectivity experience.

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By combining multiple sources of bandwidth to achieve the highest capacity shipboard network ever brought to a cruise ship with an unprecedented volume of shipboard access points, MedallionNet introduces a level of service reliability and signal pervasiveness not previously achieved on ships sailing at sea.

Further details for specific cruise lines will be announced at a later date and we do hope this new MedallionNet service promises to improve connectivity. It has always been annoying not just for guests but also crew members away from their families to get a good reliable connection on the ship.